Automation systems are not limited to brick and mortar structures. The SY Mondango is proof of that.
This 186-foot yacht has a specialized mobile automation system designed by Liquid Automation Ltd., a CEDIA member in New Zealand. As a home away from home, this luxurious floating environment serves as a retreat for many guests, so the clients wanted a system that was simple to use without compromising any features or functionality.
The clients wanted an automation system that was:
The size and complexity of the mobile platform is itself a challenge. Additionally, the space onboard the vessel was very limited so the firm needed to figure out how to distribute the equipment in a way that remained functional and serviceable.
Hidden Installation: In order to achieve discretion, the majority of equipment is completely hidden from plain view:
Audio/Video System: The system includes 17 audio and video zones, plus six audio-only zones. Content is transported throughout the boat via fiber optic cabling in order to provide optical isolation from any potential interference as is common in high-density cabling environments such as a boat. The captain has the ability to mute the entire vessel in case of emergency.
User Interface: All functionality is easily controlled via dedicated remotes and iPads, both equipped with a custom-designed user interface that allows guests to access a range of entertainment and environmental options. The remotes and iPads are housed in magnetic chargers that are integrated into the cabinetry to provide a discreet, solid mounting platform with no visible wires.
Lighting System: A full lighting system is controlled from dedicated keypads and iPads. It includes different load types, a large number of LEDs, and feature lighting and lighting scenes for every room.
Navigation System: Liquid Automation created a real-time navigation display that includes gauges for ship speed, water temperature, wind speed, and wind direction.
PC Network: An enterprise-grade wireless system ensures seamless operation of an AV system, which is primarily controlled from iPads that roam from place to place.
Equipment Racks: Dedicated air handlers keep rack equipment at optimum operating temperatures. Racks are temperature and humidity monitored with warnings and automatic shutdowns at 40 and 45 degrees Celsius respectively.